Andrew Painter Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 7" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/10/2003 (20)
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Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Andrew Painter (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Los Angeles on his right elbow. Doctors recommended that Painter have Tommy John surgery last week, and that surgery will take place on Tuesday. It's a tough break for the 20-year-old right-hander, who is ranked as the team's top overall prospect, per MLB Pipeline. Painter is still worth stashing because of his immense upside in deep dynasty/keeper leagues, but fantasy managers that were holding onto him in deep redraft leagues in 2023 can officially cut bait. There's a chance that Painter won't even pitch at all next season, and if he does, it most likely won't be in the major leagues.
The Philadelphia Phillies medical staff has recommended that pitching prospect Andrew Painter (elbow) undergo right-elbow UCL reconstruction with ulnar-nerve transposition surgery. It's a bit of a surprise after recent test results showed that Painter's UCL was healing. The No. 8 overall prospect in all of baseball, per MLB Pipeline, will miss the rest of this year and most likely most of 2024 if he indeed has Tommy John surgery. The 20-year-old hard-throwing right-hander has a very promising future in Philadelphia's starting rotation, but this injury is certainly going to set him back some and put a damper on his dynasty/keeper status in fantasy for the time being. Fantasy managers that have been stashing Painter in deep redraft leagues can now drop him for another arm.
Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Andrew Painter (elbow) recently underwent tests after experiencing more discomfort in his right elbow. Luckily, the results revealed his partially torn UCL is healing, although the team will give him some time to rest before considering the next step in his rehab process. The 20-year-old is still not out of the woods just yet, especially since he's still sore. But the update is at least better than the obvious alternative, Tommy John surgery, which would have put Painter on the shelf for a long time.
After five years of really ignoring pitching in the draft after drafting Aaron Nola seventh overall in 2014, the Philadelphia Phillies drafted high school arms in the first round in both 2020 and 2021. Andrew Painter was the selection with the 13th overall pick in 2021 out of high school in Florida. The 19-year-old "paints" an imposing picture on the mound, standing 6'7" with long arms and legs. He utilizes those long limbs to get an elite extension, which makes his fastball, already a 95-98 MPH pitch that can touch triple digits, seems even faster. Painter then features two plus breaking balls, a sweeping slider that sits 80-84, and a 12-6 curve that sits around 80 MPH. The two directions on the breaking balls leave hitters swinging over the top of the ball frequently, and then his fastball jumps to the top of the zone and blows them away. He also has a change-up that is at least an average pitch. The Phillies have invited Painter to spring training and publicly stated he is getting a shot at the fifth starter job. It would be incredible for a teenager to open the season in the MLB rotation. Still, even if he does return to the minor leagues, this is a consensus top-ten prospect in the entire game and a potential future ace that should be up at some point in 2023 for the defending National League champion. Painter is worth a look in redraft leagues at NFBC ADP of 438 and should be off the board fairly early in startup dynasty leagues.